As part of its innovative collaboration with the Barnes Foundation, Lincoln University has announced the launch of its Museum Studies program, according to a report in the Daily Local News.
The new major will establish Lincoln as a pioneer in advancing diversity in cultural institutions across the nation.
“This collaboration will capitalize on the legacy of progressive values and innovation shared by Lincoln University and the Barnes Foundation,” said Richard Green, Lincoln’s interim president.
He added that combining the resources of these two institutions for the program will put Lincoln in a leadership position for preparing African-American students for careers in the museum profession.
“This program will offer students rich courses that are complemented by hands-on, project-based learning,” said Blake Bradford, the program’s newly appointed director.
Students of Lincoln’s new major will perfect their skills through rigorous coursework, paid internships, and presentations given by celebrated artists and museum professionals. They will also have access to private collections, mentoring, and career guidance.